Broughton Craggs Hotel
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Starting to get ready for our big trip next week. Looking forward to seven weeks away exploring new places and meeting up with friends.
We have two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia, three weeks in New Zealand and then another two weeks in Burma. An exciting start ...
... church and I to the soccer field, where a fire works display went off. We were so close it was awesome. I had a drink in a couple of pubs before walking back to my hostel as most of the restaurants were full.
On Sunday I took a tour through the Lake District stopping at Beatrix Potter's house, the town of Hawksmead, William Wordsworth's house, the filming site of Miss Potter the movie and a number of the lakes. I was the only ...
... the previous castle built 200 metres away,) and enlarged in 1635, it was sacked by Protestants in the later 1600s and left to rot. Almost no-one else there, a very informative ticket seller to fill in the history, we had a great time. Brilliant sunny day too. We were so lucky. We also looked at the foundations of the first castle.
Then drove back along the shore of Solway Firth to another farm camp. Distant echoes of fireworks, this being Guy Fawkes ...
... long enough to photograph the trig point and plaque before turning round and heading back down the hill. Not as easy as it sounds. It was slow going on the way up, on the way down it was a case of having to slow yourself. The walking poles saved me brusing my ass a good number of times. The damp loose scree wasn't the firmest of footings and having 4x4 traction kept me upright all the way to the bottom. A little over four hours start to finish. A bigger mountain next time I ...
We wanted to do a big hike. So we went to Langdale and decided to tackle the mighty peaks of Rossett Pike, Esk Pike and Bowfell, calculating a nice circular route to encompass these. The weather however, was not on our side. The walk along the valley was nice, but as we began ascending the wind increased and the visibility became extremely poor. We reached Rossett Pike and boldly ...